She sat at her desk almost giddy. She had gotten an assignment too good to imagine. Her English professor wanted a paper on something she excelled in knowledge of. Ever since she was little, sitting with her grandmother at the sewing machine she had been fascinated with buttons. She began collecting them when she was about ten years old. And she was now eighteen with an esoteric knowledge of new buttons, old buttons, 2H, 4H, shank, metal, leather, and even antique buttons that had value to them. Her first step was to gather her buttons and then begin to write.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – esoteric